Web Design articles

So you want to get on-trend with a card-style interface? That’s probably a great idea; cards are a popular and user-friendly option for all types of digital design on varying device sizes. The key to a card design is creating something that...
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning...
A consistent trait among digital products that have withstood the test of time is adaptation. Adapting to new technologies. Adapting to new devices. And adapting to users (essentially user experience research and analysis). Youthletic...
We all want to give our users an optimal user experience; it has been one of the more recent pillars of web design. Most people equate good user experience with such stuff as great design or a fast-loading website, and it’s great that such...
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning...
Google’s Material Design continues to be a popular approach to contemporary web design. An almost-flat style, the set of principles—originally designed as brand guidelines for Google—describe a layer-based approach to UI design....
To mark its 101st birthday this month, and following on from a redesign of its print version this Summer, America’s oldest liberal political magazine, The New Republic has launched a redesigned website. TNR reaches over 7 million readers...
BPG stands for Better Portable Graphics, and it’s a new image format, the aim of which is to replace JPG. To do this, BPG delivers the best of both worlds: superior quality, and smaller file size. But wait a second, there’s more: BPG also...
The contact page of a website can make or break conversions. If your visitor has had a good experience up until the point of visiting the contact page (would they still be on your site if they hadn’t?) and the contact page fails to generate...
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning...
Achieving balance in web design takes some thinking, effort and skill, but it’s absolutely worth it. The great thing about balance, which can be applied to the broader category of design as a whole, is that it keeps what you create from being...
Writers don’t want designers to hate us, but we ‘get it’. Designers see us as defensive babies — that’s fair. You assume we’re only killing time until we sell our manuscript — also fair. But be nice, or we’ll name a character...